There is no hope for me

And still more pictures! I just give up at this point! And so here it is, I have finally given in. This is a new low for me. I thought I could be a beer blogger and I just cant keep the posts current with the amount of beer I drink.

Wrapping up 2012 with just pictures:

Tom had an ugly sweater party, it was awesome! Of course I had some good beers!

I had the Anchor Christmas Ale 2012 by Anchor Brewing Company of San Francisco, CA at 5.5% abv.


Great party, Tom!



And I also had the Winter Warmer by Lancaster Brewing Company of Lancaster, PA at 8.9% abv.



I believe this was back home in Johnstown, PA. I started my night off right with a Corsendonk Christmas Ale by Brouwerij Corsendonk of Oud-Turnhout, Belgium at 8.5% abv. Bonus points for appropriate glassware!


A very special hello to my fellow beer lover Zach Gates! We found an exciting beer and just had to split it! Bourgogne De Flanders by Brouwerij Timmermans of Dilbeek-Itterbeek, Blegium at 5% abv. Much sweeter, cherries and grape, and less sour than I assumed it would be. Still tart though.


This beer. I don’t even know what it is because it was on draft and I now have no picture of a bottle for me to remember it by. RIP sad lost beer.


This is a very different look for me. But I had just had my hair cut and Mel, my amazing hairdresser, decided to make me look special for Xmas.

With dinner I had the CoCoNut Porter by Maui Brewing Co of Lahaina, Hawaii at 6% abv.


For Xmas I ordered tons of different LOTR Legos for Jack and I to put together!


It took all day and was the best part of Christmas!

Thanksgiving in Johnstown

How am I still only posting about Thanksgiving?!? Although I think I had a few posts go out of order.

Anyway, of course we went to Tulune’s South Side Saloon!

I got started with the Weyerbacher Winter Ale of Weyerbacher Brewing Co of Easton, PA at 5.6% abv.


I love everything Weyerbacher comes out with! I think they have a great brewery and cant wait to get a trip together to visit. The winter ale was surprisingly mild. Much lower alcohol than some of their other offerings. It was not a spiced Christmas beer. Smooth and subtle, very similar to an English brown ale.

Of course I had to get the Delirium Noel of Brouwerij Huyghe at 10% abv,  since it was November and becoming more widely available. I think the other Delirium beers are only so-so, but I love the Noel!


Creamy, with cherries and plums. Nice moderate carbonation, peppery yeast, bread and biscuits.Great complexity, allspice, and coriander, and a little boozy.

To finish my night of drinking I tried the Lancaster Winter Warmer of Lancaster Brewing Company of Lancaster, PA at 8.9% abv.


Rich and malty, a nice medium bodied beer. Creamy and smooth. Toasted nuts, caramel, vanilla. The alcohol stays well hidden.

After leaving the saloon we actually ventured out to another bar! In Johnstown, for me, that rarely happens. I usually have no reason to leave the saloon.

Anyway, we headed over to the Crow’s Nest because our friend John was the DJ for the night.


Much silliness ensued.


In fact, this random guy thought that Jack and I didn’t know each other, probably because I was hanging out with the girls. He made it his personal mission to play match maker for us and try to hook us up. It was silly and cute so we played along!